Research

Our research has been built on a history of excellence. We conduct basic, clinical, and outcomes research. Visit our research sections below for more information.

Listen to Michigan Medicine's team of researchers from various disciplines discuss finding new treatments and new ways to prevent diabetic complications including diabetic kidney disease, diabetic neuropathy, and diabetic retinopathy.

Research Highlights

High Blood Sugar and suPAR Levels Independently Worsen COVID-19 Outcomes

Salim Hayek, MD; Matthias Kretzler, MD; Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD; and team investigate the role of inflammatory biomarkers in hospitalized COVID patients and uncover risk factors for worse health outcomes in those with diabetes.

Death Rates Stay High Among Patients with Acute Kidney Injury

Researchers from the Division of Nephrology find that death rates for patients hospitalized with acute kidney injury remain high with little improvement in mortality risk over the past decade.

Study of 24 U.S. Hospitals Shows Onset of COVID-19 Led to Spike in Sepsis Alerts

Karandeep Singh, MD, MMSc and team look at the number of sepsis alerts in the months before and during COVID-19 and found a significant jump in alerts after the start of the pandemic.

End-Stage Kidney Disease Patients Show Increased Risk of Infection, Mortality from COVID-19

U-M researchers, including Joseph Messana, MD; Claudia Dahlerus, PhD; and Jonathan Segal, MD, find that patients undergoing long-term dialysis, especially Black and Hispanic patients and those living in nursing homes, were severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.